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Holy Wars and Holy AllianceThe Return of Religion to the Global Political Stage$
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Manlio Graziano

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780231174626

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231174626.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

Religion and International Politics in the Twenty-First Century

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(p.271) Conclusion
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Holy Wars and Holy Alliance
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Manlio Graziano

, Brian Knowlton
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Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231174626.003.0017

If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable.

—Seneca the Younger

Over at least the past four decades, religion has regained a place in the public scene. All evidence would indicate that this trend will continue in international relations, as in other areas. In the months that this book was being written, religion was used as a pretext to explain, justify, or glorify political and military confrontations in Mali, Nigeria, the Central African Republic, Kenya, Iraq, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, and even Ukraine. It has been a central feature of the “Arab Spring,” and it continues to play a dramatic role in those countries where revolutions have been abortive: Syria, Egypt, Yemen, and Bahrain. Libya, for its part, remains a hotbed of potential trouble for the entire region, where mujahidin—who are as zealous as they are heavily and richly armed—are ready to place their capital of “holy wars” at the service of one interest or another, either local or international....

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